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From Aaron Mulder <>
Subject Re: Serialization Vs. XML
Date Fri, 20 May 2005 01:55:56 GMT
	Ugh, sorry, ignore that last useless message.

On Thu, 19 May 2005, David Jencks wrote:
> I've been rolling an idea around in the back of my mind of having these 
> few "attributes" not stored in the gbean data itself but obtained from 
> some kind of properties gbean that gets them from a local file.  I 
> don't have a strong opinion on whether this is likely to work or be a 
> good idea.

	It's possible.  However, what about enabling/disabling SSL, AJP, 
IIOP, and stuff like that?  Swapping Tomcat/Jetty?  Reconfiguring a 
database pool with new pool paremeters?  Many GBeans are involved, or many 
settings -- the local file would get pretty complex and extensive, I 

> My main objection to non-xmlbeans based xml configuration code is that 
> I'm reasonably sure I will get stuck maintaining it.   Based on past 
> experience, this is not something I want to do, ever, or ask anyone 
> else to do.

	I've maintained a lot of SAX and DOM code in my life.  
Unfortunately my availability tends to vary over time, but I'm certainly
willing and able.


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